The Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is a special district created by state law to enforce local, state and federal air pollution regulations. Our vision is to achieve and maintain clean air standards throughout Placer County. In April 2000, the Board of Directors adopted the APCD's Mission Statement.
Attention Portable Diesel Engine Owners: The District is suspending enforcement of the 2017 portable engine fleet standards and related reporting requirements until ongoing CARB regulatory amendments are effective. For more details, see the District advisory notice, and the CARB advisory and Q&A.
2016 Annual Board of Director's Handbook (3.8MB)
We are excited to announce that the District-sponsored Biochar Production GHG Offset Protocol has been accepted into the CAPCOA GHG Rx following CAPCOA Board approval on September 28, 2015. The protocol will provide a local cost effective option for CEQA mitigation, and significant air quality co-benefits through reducing open pile burning and managing hazardous forest fuel load. The Protocol can be found here.
For more information regarding biochar please view our biomass page, and click on biochar here.
Published in the July-September 2015 issue of the UC’s peer-reviewed “California Agriculture Journal” -- District-sponsored research at the UC Berkeley Center for Forestry, Blodgett Forest Research Station, documents the air quality and energy benefits of the use of woody biomass wastes for energy as an alternative to the common disposal practice of open pile burning. Read a copy of the article here.
For the full journal click here.
GHG credits are now available for purchase from the PCAPCD's verified GHG emission reducing project: Biomass to Energy - USFS TNF SSO project. For more information on this project and the biomass energy initiatives the PCAPCD supports, Click Here, or go directly to CAPCOA's GHG Rx Program Website for credit listings.
Current Drought Compliance and Enforcement Policy (April 2014)
Biomass to Energy - Utilization
Hearing Board Member Needed: The District is seeking a medical professional to fill a vacancy on the Variance Hearing Board. Announcement for the Air Pollution Control District and Application for Membership on Hearing Board
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